Travel Channel finale previews and new series All You Can Meat, August 6-12:
By April MacIntyre Jul 30, 2012, 14:31 GMT
Move over hamburgers and hotdogs, as Travel Channel\'s Chuey Martinez brings us "All You Can Meat" coming Sunday August 12 at 10:00 P.M., ET/PT
Tune in alert as Travel Channel dishes up tasty TV finales of their hit series, and Meat-Lovers can feast on the premiere of "All You Can Meat."
Move over hamburgers and hotdogs, as Travel Channel's Chuey Martinez brings us "All You Can Meat" coming Sunday August 12 at 10:00 P.M., ET/PT
Here's the whole rundown for the week of August 6-12:
BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA
Monday, August 6 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern creates a menu inspired by his travels around the world for a hungry dinner crowd in Los Angeles. He works and eats as he shops for the unique ingredients he plans to serve at his one-night-only pop up restaurant.
From learning how to make pig-face bacon, to having some tense moments surrounding sea urchin aspic, to working against the clock in a cramped kitchen to feed inpatient diners, Zimmern faces some great challenges as he prepares a globally-inspired meal that can meet the high standards of the food scene in Los Angeles!
Andrew Zimmern ditches his passport and explores the bizarre foods and cultures in America’s own backyard in the sixth season of “Bizarre Foods America” with Andrew Zimmern.
SEASON FINALE: Monday, August 6at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
Anthony Melchiorri heads to Daytona Beach, FL to transform The Dream Inn. While he renovates the beachside hotel’s dilapidated rooms and hideous yellow exterior, Melchiorri simultaneously works to amend the family owners’ damaging and confusing management style – all to keep this hotel from going under.
Anthony Melchiorri, a hotel “fixer,” turns struggling hotels into bustling tourist destinations. Each episode features a hotel that is having problems or not living up to its potential.
Melchiorri secretly scouts the property, identifies its biggest problems and meets with the staff – from front desk receptionists to the owners themselves. After coming up with a plan and prescribing the changes that need to be made, Melchiorri revamps and re-motivates the staff and transforms the hotel.
ADAM RICHMAN’S BEST SANDWICH IN AMERICA
Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
Adam Richman’s quest to find the best sandwich in America brings him to the New England, where he will choose the best between a crab grilled cheese sandwich inPortsmouth, NH, a zesty lemon lobster roll in Naples, ME and an oven roasted turkey sandwich in New Haven, CT.
Adam Richman goes across the country to find the best thing since sliced bread ON sliced bread. Using his own BITE SCALE (B=Bread, I=Interior, T=Taste, E=Eating Experience), Richman samples and judges the three most mouthwatering sammies a region has to offer.
After naming a regional favorite in 10 geographical locales, each winning sandwich moves to the finals, to face off against each other – and two secret wildcards –for the title of “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America.”
Thursday, August 9 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT
Bert Kreischer gives San Francisco residents Aisha and Jaci a surprise vacation upgrade in Florence, Italy. In addition to five-star accommodations at the Villa Cora Hotel, these best friends also get to try their hand at archery and paddle under the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge with Florence's professional rowing team. Plus, they get a private showing of Michaelangelo’s masterpiece, the statue of David.
Bert Kreischer turns the tables on would-be vacationers and offers them a fantasy vacation of a lifetime. All they have to do is say “yes” and enjoy the adventure. Each episode features Kreischer surprising two people with the most unbelievable trip beyond their imaginations, convincing them to seize an opportunity of a lifetime and add a large dose of spontaneity into their lives. Kreischer becomes the ultimate tour guide providing an all-expense-paid three-day vacation that goes well beyond any normal travel guide.
THE DEAD FILES
Friday, August 10 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi investigate paranormal activity at a dentist’s home office in Huntington, WV.
They are a paranormal team like no other, combining their unique, eclectic and often-conflicting skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.
Their team approaches every case from their two specific areas of expertise: Steve DiSchiavi is a Homicide Detective and Amy Allan is a medium. Each investigator’s methods and findings remain hidden from the other team member to preserve the integrity of their findings, until the shocking results are revealed to the homeowner in the compelling conclusion of each episode. Steve and Amy come together, with the homeowner, and all of the team’s findings gel into one undeniable – and often terrifying – conclusion.
FINALE SPECIAL: Sunday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT
From the world’s tallest slide in Brazil, to the world's largest indoor waterpark in Germany – we're getting wet and counting down the world's best rides.
Hold on to your trunks, because Travel Channel is taking viewers on an all-access, adrenaline-filled ride on the wildest, over-the-top and exhilarating water rides in the world! From a high-speed, gravity defying water ride in Orlando, Florida to the world’s tallest water slide in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, audiences will trot the globe to see the most insane, nail-biting waterparks that even the greatest adrenaline junkies will be thrilled!
INSANE COASTER WARS
FINALE SPECIAL: Sunday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
The country's top ten most heart-pumping adrenaline rides featured in “Insane Coaster Wars” go head to head! From speed demons to g-forces, which coaster will soar above the competition? We pitted the top roller coasters in the country against each other and you picked the winner. The ballots are in, the numbers have been crunched and this special counts down the ten top coasters in the country.
Roller coasters promise a terrifying trip full of death-defying drops, spine-torqueing twists and stomach-churning inversions. But which ride is better? “Insane Coaster Wars” invites thrill-seekers everywhere to vote for their favorite coasters. Each episode features four coasters in a total of six different categories. Coaster experts will argue the pros, cons, advantages and weaknesses of each ride, while viewers experience the ride firsthand through specially mounted cameras. The fan-favorites will be announced at the end of each episode, and a countdown of the top ten coasters with the most votes will be revealed in the one-hour finale!
ALL YOU CAN MEAT
One-Hour Season Opener to Feature Back-to-Back Episodes on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00p.m. and 10:30 p.m., ET/PT
(New series will continue in its regular timeslot on Sundays at 9:00p.m., ET/PT – starting August 19)
In the first half hour of the season opener, Chuey Martinez is on a mission to savor some of America’s tastiest pulled pork – from a pork shoulder with a French twist in New Orleans, LA to Mexican pulled pork carnitas tacos in Denver, CO.
In the second premiere, Martinez is on the hunt for the country’s tastiest brisket. He tries all kinds including slow-cooked city and country style in Texas, sweet and tangy brisket in Charlotte, NC and authentic Mexican brisket tacos in Los Angeles.
On “All You Can Meat,” meat, in all its glorious forms, becomes the way in to an America that is quirky, colorful and downright delicious. Host and meat enthusiast Chuey Martinez travels across the country to find the most authentic preparations of the classic cuts: steak, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, etc. From the Texas pit master to the woodsman in Appalachia curing jerky in his shack, Martinez quickly learns that great American characters make great eats and there is much to be learned about a region by how they prepare their meat. Martinez also discovers that roasted meat taps into deep emotions and has the ability to bring people together. This series will take viewers to some amazing corners of the country – places they can go themselves to discover these mouth-watering meat recipes.